The Tampa Bay Rays reported the loss of life of Puerto Rican Jean Ramírez, who was a bullpen catcher, on Tuesday. The native of Bayamón was 28 years previous.
The Rays didn’t launch particulars on the explanations for the loss of life.
The Rays baseball household mourns the lack of bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez pic.twitter.com/CSasYv7Aqm
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“Jean played in our organization and most recently was the big team bullpen catcher. He was a loving partner and friend,” mentioned Erik Neander, president of baseball operations for the central Florida franchise.
“As we face this unexpected and difficult loss, we are grateful for the time we shared with Jean,” Neander added.
“He brought so much passion and energy every day to our clubhouse and bullpen and his love for the Rays and baseball was evident to all of us who interacted with him,” Rays supervisor Kevin Cash mentioned in a press release.
Ramirez was drafted by Tampa Bay within the 2016 school draft and appeared in 65 video games over three minor league seasons. In his remaining season, in 2018, he performed 19 video games for the Tampa Bay department within the rookie league.
“He had a big heart and an infectious smile,” Cash mentioned.
“We extend our deep condolences to his family and friends. Jean will be missed,” added the pilot.